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Old 14th July 2008
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Last time I did such an animal, I used tar + gzip (really slow when you have 2G+ data on /usr), did a fresh install on the new system, then extracted all the .tgz archives, and a reboot. Done.
While this works, please note that this will also copy all the hard links, such as /rescue, most stuff in there are hard links to /recue/rescue.
There are other hard links too, such as /bin/csh and /bin/tcsh.

If I use dump what is the best way to transfer those files over to the new PC? Should I setup NFS or FTP?
Either will work fine.
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